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Biden talked about “the knee of injustice on the neck of Black Americans,” while Scott declared “America is not a racist country.” But there was some overlap on policing issues.
The legislation would create a commission that would study the effects of slavery and racial discrimination, hold hearings and recommend “appropriate remedies” to Congress.
Lawmakers returned to the Capitol after hours of chaos in which protesters forced their way into the building and abruptly halted Congress’ tally of Electoral College votes.
More than 6 million voters under 30 have cast early ballots, compared with roughly 2 million at the same time in 2016. The number of first-time voters in that group has doubled in four years.